Archdiocese Catholic Charismatic Renewal First Friday Mass
held at St. Gregory's in San Mateo

Throughout the year, San Francisco Archdiocese Charismatic Renewal sponsors a First Friday Mass that is held in different parishes across the Archdiocese. Personal healing ministry is offered after the Mass as well as refreshment and fellowship. All are welcome to attend. CCR First Friday Mass will be held January 4th at St. Paul of the Shipwreck in San Francisco, February 1st at St. Mark's Church in Belmont and March 1st at Corpus Christi Church in San Francisco.


Pictured above: Deacon Ernie von Emster, Fr Angel Quitalig,
Fr Raymund M Reyes, Fr. Andrew Ibegbulem, and Deacon Gerry Quinn

Members of St. Mark's Prayer Group who organized refreshments.
Pictured from left to right:

Cynthia Soares, Conni Ramírez, Mónica Villa,
Norma Villa, Elsa Atendido, and Donna McKay

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone appointed as Chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life, and Youth

At its Fall 2018 meeting in Baltimore, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) appointed Archbishop Cordileone as Chairman of the Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life, and Youth. Archbishop Cordileone will serve as chairman-elect for one year shadowing the current chairman before assuming the role for a three-year term of office.

Last October in Rome, the Dycastery for Laity, Family, and Life announced that on December 8, 2018, the Holy See will erect a body providing a new, single, international service for the needs of Catholic Charismatic Renewal in the Church (CHARIS). The creation of the body was at the request of Pope Francis, a support body integrated in the church to operate in favor of all expressions of the current of grace that is Catholic Charismatic Renewal (CCR). CHARIS will act in the name of the Church in serving all the expressions of Catholic Charismatic Renewal.

CHARIS as a support body will not exercise any authority over local Catholic Charismatic Renewal programs who will remain under their local Bishop. However local CCR will be able to benefit freely from the many services CHARIS will provide as providing services is CHARIS' fundamental objective. CHARIS will come into full operation on June 9, 2019 at the Solemnity of Pentecost. It is important to note that CHARIS is a service body, not a governance body. Its focus is to promote and strengthen relationships among all Charismatic realities, fostering a sense of the worldwide family of Catholic Charismatic Renewal.

The General Objectives of CHARIS are:

A. To help deepen and promote the grace of baptism in the Holy Spirit throughout the Church;

B. To promote the exercise of charisms not only in Catholic Charismatic renewal but also in the whole Church;

C. To encourage the spiritual deepening and holiness of people who live the experience of baptism in the Holy Spirit;

D. To encourage commitment to evangelization, particularly through the new evangelization and the evangelization of culture, while respecting religious freedom;

E. To encourage cooperation between communities born from Catholic Charismatic Renewal, with a view to making the experience of particular communities available for the good of all;

F. To promote the ecumenical dimension of Catholic Charismatic Renewal and foster the commitment to serving the unity of all Christians;

G. To identify and promote specific topics that can help deepen the grace of Pentecost;

H. To encourage networking and cooperation between realities within Catholic Charismatic Renewal in the areas of formation, evangelization etc.;

I. To promote service of the poor and social action through Catholic Charismatic Renewal;

J. To organize training and formation opportunities, according to the needs expressed by the General Assembly;

K. To enable clerics and religious to deepen their experience of Catholic Charismatic Renewal and to participate more fully in it;

L. To foster communion: among persons involved in various realties within Catholic Charismatic Renewal; with ecclesial movements that do not refer to this current of grace; and with other Christian Churches and Communities, especially those living the experience of Pentecost. The Catholic Charismatic Renewal has a rich history of praying and fostering unity among all Christians through the power of the Spirit.

M. To organize major events, colloquia, leaders' gatherings, to share and exchange the various experiences flowing from the Holy Spirit.

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More Than 300 Faithful Gather for Charismatic Conference

Faithful of all ages and backgrounds came to pray and enjoy the day at the Archdiocese of San Francisco Catholic Charismatic Renewal Holy Spirit Conference Sept. 22 at St. Mary’s Cathedral. (Photos by Dennis Callahan/Catholic San Francisco)

October 11, 2018
Tom Burke

More than 300 faithful gathered Sept. 22 at St. Mary’s Cathedral for the Archdiocese of San Francisco Catholic Charismatic Renewal Holy Spirit Conference. The event theme was, “Break every chain by the power of the Holy Spirit.”

The full, bilingual day began with the rosary in English and Spanish at 8:30 a.m. and continued with talks exhorting attendees on topics including generational chains, chains one does not know are binding, and strengthening relationship with the Holy Spirit. Father Raymund Reyes, renewal liaison for the archdiocese, offered opening remarks and was principal celebrant and homilist at a 7 p.m. Mass closing the day.

The conference focused on praying and fasting, sacrifice and learning “how praise and a focus on Jesus Christ assists in breaking personal chains that bind us and others,” Rose Payan, renewal vice chair in charge of communications, told Catholic San Francisco. “Father Reyes encouraged conference participants not only to pray for themselves but also for others and for our church,” she said.

Invited speakers inspired conference participants to pray and break their personal chins and those of others, Payan said.

Confessions were available throughout the day along with adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, praise and worship and a healing service.

Assisting in the conference were additional priests, the Daughters of Carmel, renewal board members, and music groups including The Lord’s Flock and SILOAM from St. Augustine Parish in South San Francisco, the Hispanic Music Ministry from St. Francis of Assisi Parish in East Palo Alto.

Reprinted from Catholic San Francisco

Leadership Commission Conference

On August 11, 2018, Fr. Raymund Reyes, San Francisco Archdiocese Liaison for the Catholic Charismatic Renewal held a leadership meeting of English, Spanish, and Filipino Charismatic Renewal Prayer Group Leaders. Participants had an opportunity to discuss the status of their groups, their needs and how they could be supported by the Archdiocese Charismatic Renewal Board. Fr. Ray updated the group on the new directive coming from the Holy See creating a new service body to support Charismatics worldwide entitled, Catholic Charismatic Renewal International Service, acronym CHARIS, a Greek word meaning "grace". By Pentecost 2019, CHARIS will be under the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life and will support unity in the Body of Christ.

Information on CHARIS is found below

Leadership Conference pictures from the Charismatic Prayer Group Leaders day are found here.

First Friday Masses is found here.

Mission Statement

As a lay organization, the mission of the Charismatic Renewal is:

  1. To help all people come to know the love of God in their lives as demonstrated through our Lord, Jesus Christ.
  2. To help our brothers and sisters respond to God's love by loving God in return through a commitment to serve Christ and His Church.
  3. To assist them to listen and follow the movement of the Holy Spirit at work in their lives.
  4. To help our brothers and sisters recognize the ministry that God has called them to, and accept the gifts that God desires to bestow upon them for His work in our Church and in our world.
  5. To lead them to a New Life offered to us by the Holy Spirit.

Click here for an Introduction
to the Archdiocese of San Francisco Charismatic Renewal